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10
Dec

The Debut of Asus PadFone Mini

Written by Mike Roberts. Posted in Computers

Is it a tablet? Is it a phone? No, it’s the new Asus PadFone Mini, revealed at a special event in Taiwan. This is the latest device from Asus that combines the big-screen of a tablet with the convenience of a smartphone. The PadFone is not as large as the massive Xperia Z Ultra-style, so it is very portable.

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This time, the company decided to make the Padfone a more manageable size, shrinking it form 10.1-inches to 7-inches with a 1280×800 display and the smartphone from 5-inches to only 4.3-inches and a 960×540 display. The Asus PadFone Mini is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with dual-SIM support, 1GB RAM and 1500mAh battery. There 16 GB storage can be supplemented with an additional 64 BG MicroSD card. The PadFone has two cameras, an 8-megapixel lens on the rear that can combine four sensor pixels into one and a 2-megapixel camera in the front.

As with the previous hardware, the tablet requires the phone to operate. Its built-in 2200mAh battery is more than enough to charge the phone while it’s docked. Along with the single data plan for both devices, this feature is a major benefit for the line. The PadFone Mini runs Android 3.4 and will be sold for $400. There are 3 color schemes available, white, black and cherry milk. Even if the specs are a step down from other models in the line, the Mini is also more affordable. This tablet will allow you to use your favorite mobile apps in a proper manner. You won’t have to search the internet in order to download subway surfers for pc free. This game and many others will run perfectly on this tablet. Furthermore, this tablet can also be used in other ways than games and if you keep up with the latest tech releases, this tablet will make your life a lot easier by allowing you to use various time management or project managing apps.

According to CEO Jerry Shen, the PadFone Mini will be released in China, Hong Kong, Russia, Indonesia and Singapore at undetermined dates. The lower price tag created an affordable option for customers who want a unique device that won’t leave a big hole in their budget. Currently, Asus has no plans for a launch in Europe or the US. Asus CEO Jerry Shen also stated that the time is right for bringing the PadFones to the US, although it is unclear if the devices will make it over.

Although it sounds like the tablet-docking device may soon be getting a launch in the US, the company has other plans. Asus is considering bringing a high-end PadFone product in partnership with a big US carrier. Unfortunately, Shen was discrete and did not offer any details about the carrier or the device. Some of the previous PadFones have been available on the US market through online importers and retailers. It is good to see that the PadFone’s availability is expanding, as we don’t see many unique smartphone designs there. Fans will certainly be excited to hear that the company intends to bring is creation to the US.

Generally, people who buy tablets due it due to the fact that they cannot replace their computers with smartphones and they need a comfortable way to use their favorite programs without being connected to various wires. Therefore, if you ever found yourself researching the internet for ways to download subway surfers for PC free or any other mobile game for that matter, you will no longer have to count on your PC in order to play this games or use various mobile apps.

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